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Sleeve Gastrectomy success: Joel U. (41)

BARIATRIC
PROCEDURE:

Sleeve Gastrectomy

EXCESS WEIGHT
LOSS TO DATE: 

120 lbs

BARIATRIC
SURGEON:

Dr. John Cheregi

Thank you, Dr. Cheregi, not only for being skilled at what you do, but for truly caring about the lives of your patients and helping them to give their best to themselves each and every day.

My Journey

It is a true pleasure for me to write this letter of recommendation for Dr. Cheregi. I must say that I was very nervous at the beginning of my journey. I had considered weight loss surgery in the past and was skeptical that having surgery would be the right thing for me. However, my nerves were quickly calmed when I first met with Dr. Cheregi. From the start, he was among the most professional and caring physicians that I have ever encountered. He answered my questions and quickly helped me to realize that I wouldn’t be on this journey alone any longer.

The pre-operative preparations that go along with this procedure helped prepare me for what was to come and quickly renewed my self-confidence as I could see changes in my energy and overall health almost immediately. These changes have stuck with me even now months after the surgery. I had knee surgery 3 times earlier in my life and for years I struggled to be comfortable and active. However, since the surgery, my health has continued to improve both physically and mentally. I can feel it in my knees and back especially and find myself no longer needing to take breaks from strenuous activity. Can you believe it, I even find myself wanting to go to the gym 4-5 times per week!

I am proud that I made a commitment to myself and to my family to pursue this weight loss journey with Dr. Cheregi. I am taking the time to write this letter today not only because of the support that I received from Dr. Cheregi during my surgery, which was top-notch by the way, but also because he helped me to see that this procedure was merely the start of a new way of life for me. Thank you, Dr. Cheregi, not only for being skilled at what you do, but for truly caring about the lives of your patients and helping them to give their best to themselves each and every day.

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